Having access to suitable transport can make a big difference to someone with additional needs.  This section provides information on travelling to and from education, driving with a disability and other useful travel/transport information.


There are various schemes that can support you with travel, such as blue badge parking permits, Dial-a-Ride, Freedom Pass, and taxicard schemes.

  • Disabled Persons Freedom Pass: provides free travel across London and free bus journeys nationally.
  • Disabled Person’s Rail card: if you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard.
  • Blue Badge parking permits: helps disabled people with severe mobility problems to access goods and services by allowing them to park close to their destination.
  • Bus and Tram discount card
  • Dial-a-Ride: a membership scheme for free door-to-door transport service for disabled people who can't use buses, trains or the Tube.
  • Motability: provides an affordable, worry-free way for people with disabilities to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance.
  • Taxicard Scheme: provides subsidised transport for people who have serious mobility impairment and difficulty in using public transport.
  • London Travel Watch: is the independent, statutory watchdog for transport users in and around London.
  • Transport for All: website that provides information on accessible public transport in London, intended to make travelling around London easier